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        The Works of Grace Kennedy - [Complete in 6 Volumes]

      Edinburgh: : Published By W. Oliphant ...: And Sold By M. Ogle, And W. Collins, Glasgow; J. Finlay, Newcastle; J. Hatchard & Son, Hamilton, Adams & Co. J. Nisbet, J. Duncan, And B. J. Holdsworth, Londo, 1827. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 6v, 10 plates ; 17.9 cm. Illustrations: Plates engraved by J. H. , and J. And J. Johnstone, after Grace Kennedy, Frances Vans, and Margaret Vans. Contents: The decision, Profession is not principle, Father Clement, Jessy Allan, Anna Ross, Andrew Campbell's visit to his Irish cousins, Dunallan, Philip Colville. Very good copies all in the original, full patterned calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Despite some toning to the panel edges, it remains a very well-preserved set. Scans on request.

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        The Book of Birds and Beasts

      London,: William Darton, n.d. but, 1827.. Square duodecimo, printed title-page, 48 hand-coloured plates with letterpress description verso, final 2 pp. advertisements, most of the captions clipped but those extant dated 26 August 1826, early manuscript presentation dated 1827; a fine and handsome copy in publisher's binding of red calf, lettered in gilt to front board. A particularly rare and uncommonly attractive children's work of natural history, including fine hand-coloured plates of the kangaroo and the platypus, bound in the fine original red publisher's binding.Mary Belson Elliott (1794?-1870) was a prolific writer for children in the first half of the nineteenth century, issuing any number of books with the specialist publisher Darton. Elliott was known for her pious tone: the recent bibliography of her works by Marjorie Moon carries the title "blending sound Christian principles with cheerful cultivation."The book includes an interesting mix of familiar domestic animals and more exotic species. The engraving of the kangaroo is based on the famous Stubbs image, about which Elliott notes, 'One of the most curious creatures we can behold... first known to us through the great Captain Cook, when he was on the coast of New Holland, fifty-seven years ago.'The note for the second Australian animal noted here, the platypus, is worth quoting in some length: 'This strange-looking animal is, as you read under the print, a creature of New Holland, and really there is nothing in its form to tempt us to wish it were a native of our own coasts. The platypus was not known to us until of late years...'. One of the most quaint aspects of the description of the platypus is the cautionary tone adopted by Elliott, who is evidently concerned that young readers will be tempted to question divine sensibility on being confronted with such an unusual animal, exhorting the little ones to remember that 'His works are without fault! Our blindness may fancy a blemish, but in reality nature is complete.'Not recorded in any Australian collection, this is a very scarce work. Some very slight variations in collation are known in the handful of recorded copies of this work. All of the pages are unnumbered, as always, and this copy has 100 pages in total, comprising title-page (verso blank), 96 pages of text, and two pages of advertisements. Some other copies are known with two extra half-titles, a contents page, and a slightly different title-page (adding 'Two shillings and six pence'): where noticed, these copies are recorded as 104 pages in total. It is likely, therefore, that the current copy, priced more expensively at 4 shillings "bound in red", constitutes the rarer fine issue.

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        Antonii Peretii I. C. Opera Omnia. In four volumes

      - Romae Edebat - Societas Typographica, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarceworks ofAntonio Pereti, comprising lectures on the Justinian Code and Roman law. 'Now for the first time with many errors corrected, on the basis of carefully weighing each law andrestoring order'. In Latin. Complete in four volumes. Several relevant religious platesloosely inserted, and one card 'Accademia di Religione Cattolica' with hand-written notes. The Corpus Juris (or Iuris Civilis) (Body of Civil Law) is the modern name for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. It is also sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian, although this name belongs more properly to the part titled Codex. The work as planned had three parts: the Code (Codex) is a compilation, by selection and extraction, of imperial enactments to date; the Digest or Pandects (the Latin title contains both Digesta and Pandectae) is an encyclopedia composed of mostly brief extracts from the writings of Roman jurists; and the Institutes (Institutiones) is a student textbook, mainly introducing the Code although it has important conceptual elements that are less developed in the Code or the Digest. All three parts, even the textbook, were given force of law. They were intended to be, together, the sole source of law; reference to any other source, including the original texts from which the Code and the Digest had been taken, was forbidden. Nonetheless, Justinian found himself having to enact further laws and today these are counted as a fourth part of the Corpus, the Novellae Constitutiones (Novels, literally New Laws). The work was directed by Tribonian, an official in Justinian's court. His team were authorised to edit what they included. How far they made amendments is not recorded and, in the main, cannot be known because most of the originals have not survived. The text was composed and distributed almost entirely in Latin, which was still the official language of the government of the Empire in 529534, whereas the prevalent language of merchants, farmers, seamen, and other citizens was Greek. By the early 7th century, the official government language segued into Greek during the lengthy reign of Heraclius (610641). How far the Corpus Iuris Civilis or any of its parts was effective, whether in the east or (with reconquest) in the west, is unknown. However, it was not in general use during the so-called Dark Ages. During the Middle Ages, interest in it revived. It was received or imitated as private law and its public-law content was quarried for arguments by both secular and ecclesiastical authorities. This revived Roman law, in turn, became the foundation of law in all civil law jurisdictions. The provisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis also influenced the Canon Law of the church: it was said that ecclesia vivit lege romana the church lives by Roman law. Influence on the common-law systems has been much smaller, although some basic concepts from the Corpus have survived through Norman law - such as the contrast, especially in the Institutes, between law and custom (lex et consuetudo). The Corpus continues to have a major influence on public international law. Its four parts thus constitute the foundation documents of the western legal tradition. Condition: Two volumes bound in full vellum, the other two in paper boards. Externally sound although rubbed, one spine label missing, one detached and preserved within. Institutional markings to spines. Hinges reinforced in paper bound volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright aside from a few heat damaged pages in volume II,and generally clean aside from the odd patch of light foxingand occasional handling marks. Monastic library bookplate to front pastedowns ofvellum bound volumes, laid over some previous bookplates, and ink stamps to all titles and last pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        View of Edinburgh, From the Castle

      Edinburgh: William Fletcher, [no date but paper watermarked 1827]. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Havell Jr. (Expertly repaired tear). 10 3/8 x 16 inches. 15 13/16 x 20 3/4 inches. An expertly fashioned view of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth, aquatinted by Audubon's printer: Robert Havell. Edmund Thornton Crawford was a Scottish seascape and landscape painter. He was initially apprenticed to an artisan painter but later studied at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh under Andrew Wilson. In 1831 he paid the first of many visits to Holland to study the 17th century Dutch masters. The influence of Van de Velde in seascapes and Hobbema in landscapes is evident in his later work. There are elements in the present image which are also reminiscent of the work of Patrick Nasmyth. A contemporary gazetteer notes that 'Edinburgh presents, from almost every point of view whence it can be viewed such scenic and architectural groupings as are perhaps unrivalled in any existing city in the world. It possesses attractions peculiarly its own, and fixes the gaze and challenges the admiration of a spectator by displays of general excellence, unaided by the sumptuousness of any one object, and undergraded by the deteriorations from its prevailing style of magnificence.' (Fullarton [publishers] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.140).

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        The Gold-headed Cane

      London : John Murray, 1827. Leather Bound. Very Good. 8vo. [6], 179 pp. Fully bound in contemporary leather. Gilt edging and frame to boards. Gilt embellishment to spine. Black spine label with gilt lettering. Marbled edges and end pages. Contemporary inscriptions on front end page. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Ships daily.

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        The American Toilet

      New York: Imbert's Lithographic Office, 1827. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. Handcolored title with copyright submission on reverse followed by 20 leaves printed on one side only and handcolored. Each handcolored plate has a movable flap. Contemporary full red leather, with title, "Toilet", in gilt on upper board surrounded by a gilt frame. Each plate contains a riddle in verse describing the plate and suggesting what will be found when the flap is lifted. While ostensibly a book on cosmetics it is in reality one on virtues. Sometime nicely rebacked else this is in very good condition with all of the flaps intact. Rarely found complete. While the author's name does not appear, it is reputedly by sisters Hannah and Mary Murray who were inspired by the London edition created, again reputedly, by Stacey Grimaldi, whose father, William, a London miniature painter, provided the charming illustrations.

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        Malerische Reise durch einen grossen Theil der Schweiz vor und nach der Revolution

      Gotha, Henning 1827.. Neue Aug. Mit späteren Nachträgen und Zusätzen. XVI (2) 508 S. Mit gest. Frontisp., 55 Kupfertafeln davon 4 (3 kolor.) Kostüm-Tafeln, 1 gefalt. zweigeteiltes Notenbl., 1 gefalt. Panorama der Alpenkette, 2 Figurentaf., 1 Portait, 1 Plan, und 45 Ansichten. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. -goldpräg. Rückenkanten berieb. u. angeplatzt, Ecken bestoßen. Stempel am Tit. überklebt. Im Textteil vereinz. leicht braunfl. Die Taf. in sauberen kräftigen Abdrucken u. leuchtendem Kolorit. Holzmann-Boh. III, 11623 (EA); Engelmann 925 - Komplettes Expl. der Zweite Ausgabe ab S. 415 um den Anhang: "Spätere Zusätze und Nachträge bis zu dem Jahre 1826" erweitert. - Enthält u.a. eine ausführliche Schilderung der Erstbesteigung des Mont-Blanc durch Paccard und Saussure. Die Ansichten zeigen: Gegend bei Hüningen. Schiffahrt beim Rheinfall. Schaffhauser Brücke. Habsburg. Windish u. Königsfelden. Gegend um Zürich. Morgarten am Aegeri-See. Lowärtzer-See. Rozloch. Stanz. Gersau. Altorf. Isola Bella. Der Rhone-Gletscher, nebst der Grimsel und Furka. Unterseen. Grindelwald Gletscher. Meillerie. Genfer See. Der grosse Bernhard im Moment von Bonapartes Uebergang u.a. Die tlw. kolorierten Kostümtafeln zeigen: Ein Schweizer Soldat aus dem 16. Jhdt., und ein Berner Zuzüger vom 18. Jhdt. Ein Zürcher Scharfschütze; ein Zuzüger aus Schwitz. Ein Unterwaldner und eine Unterwaldnerin. Der Gemsenjäger Heitz, aus Glaris.

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        Travels from India to England;

      London: Parbury, Allen and Co.,, 1827. comprehending a visit to the Burman Empire, and a journey through Persia, Asia Minor, European Turkey, &c. In the years 1825-26. Quarto (263 × 203 mm). Recent calf to style, green morocco label, flat bands with gilt foliate roll, lozenge devices gilt to the compartments, double gilt fillet panels to the boards, edges and endpapers marbled. Lithographic portrait frontispiece printed on India paper and mounted, 5 hand coloured aquatints, 9 lithographic plates and 2 lithographic maps, 7 pages of vignettes at the rear. Stabholes visible in the fore-edges of some plates, light toning, but overall a very nice copy. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the first blank "with the Author's respectful compliments", the recipient's name effectively erased. Educated at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sandhurst, Alexander was commissioned in the 1st Madras light cavalry in 1821. "He was made adjutant of the bodyguard by Sir Thomas Munro, and served in the First Anglo-Burmese War. On leaving the East India Company's service he joined the 13th light dragoons as cornet on 20 January 1825 … As aide-de-camp to Colonel Kinneir, British envoy to Persia, he was present with the Persian army during the war of 1826 with Russia, and received the Persian order of the Lion and Sun" (ODNB). The present work gives a full account of his services to this point and includes a "Chronological Epitome of the late Military Operations in Ava" and a "Summary of the Causes and Events of the existing War between Russia and Persia". Subsequently Alexander's career took him to the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish War of 1829; to Portugal during the Miguelite War of 1832-4; South Africa in the Frontier War of 1835; from 1847-55 he was in Canada as a-d-c to the commander of the troops there; and in 1856 joined his regiment in the Crimea. In retirement he was responsible for saving "Cleopatra's Needle from destruction, and had much to do with its transfer to England in 1877. At its base he buried, among other artefacts, photographs of the twelve best-looking English women of the day.

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        An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits, in which the criticisms of Malone, Steevens, Boaden, & others, are examined, confirmed, or refuted. Embracing the Felton, the Chandos, the Duke of Somerset's pictures, the Droeshout print, and the monument of Shakspeare, at Stratford; together with an exposé of the spurious pictures and prints. [With supplement.]

      London: by the author, and sold by all booksellers, 1827 - Octavo (207 × 135 mm), in 2 parts, the supplement with separate title. Mid 19th-century red half calf, contrasting green labels, low raised bands attractively gilt, marbled sides, blue-green endpapers, red sprinkled edges. A little stripping to one corner, one plate (the Gilliland portrait) torn across and repaired, else a very good copy. Engraved frontispiece of the Stratford monument, 20 engraved plates. First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants in the "trial" of Queen Caroline in the House of Lords, thence to abundant portrait commissions from the royal family, the aristocracy, and leading theatrical figures. This publication, however, brought his prosperity to a sudden end, as its sales failed to cover the expense of producing the plates, reducing Wivell "from affluence to comparative poverty" (Art Journal, 206). He was rescued by an uncle's legacy and his own ingenuity, subsequently inventing a rope fire escape that was credited with saving hundreds of lives. Jaggard notes that the edition size was 500 copies, of which 50 had plates on India paper and 25 were printed on large paper. Jaggard, p. 695.

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        Examen de la Constitucion de Don Pedro, Y de Los Derechos del Infante

      1827. [Portugal]. [Bordigne, Comte de]. Examen de la Constitucion de Don Pedro, Y de Los Derechos del Infante Don Muguel. Dedicado a Los Portugueses Fieles. Paris: [s.n.]. 1827. 195 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Original plain publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges. Some edgewear, light rubbing to wraps, moderate wear to spine, binding lightly cocked. Light browning to near top-edges of a few leaves at beginning of text, interior otherwise fresh. * This is a Spanish translation of Bordigne's Examen de la Constitution de Don Pedre, et des Droits de Don Miguel (1827). Also published as part one of his Legitimite Portugaise (1827), it examines the Portuguese succession in 1826-27. This was a case that raised several questions of legitimacy, constitutionality and nationality. In 1807 Napoleon compelled the Portuguese monarchy to flee to its colony of Brazil, which then became, by decree, the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarve. In 1816 Joao VI returned to Portugal and demoted Brazil to colonial status. His eldest son, Pedro I, remain in Brazil, sided with its independence movement and declared himself emperor when independence was achieved. Pedro ruled Brazil until 1831, then abdicated to return to Portugal to help his daughter achieve the throne. Pedro I of Brazil became King of Portugal as Pedro IV (1826). Since no one wanted to re-establish the union of Portugal and Brazil Pedro abdicated the Portuguese throne in favor of his daughter Maria II da Gloria, then seven years old. Pedro's brother Miguel was to act as Regent and marry Maria when she came of age. Miguel instead proclaimed himself king and repudiated the liberal constitution granted by Joao VI. Maria was forced into exile. Her father Pedro returned from Brazil, and from the Azores waged a successful campaign against Miguel, who was defeated and exiled in 1834. This Spanish edition is not in the British Museum Catalogue, which lists editions in French and Portuguese. KVK locates 7 copies, all in Europe, OCLC locates 1 (at the Catholic University of America).

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        SKETCHES AND MEMORANDA OF THE WORKS FOR THE TUNNEL UNDER THE THAMES, FROM ROTHERHITHE TO WAPPING

      London: Published and sold at the Tunnel Works, Rotherhithe, and by Messers. Harvey and Darton, 55, Gracechurch Street. Printed by the Philanthropic Society, St. George's Fields., 1827. First ed. Oblong 16 mo., 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches, (26) pp., 12 plates, steel engravings and lithographs, of which two are folding and one has an overlay. Original marbled paper wrappers, with printed label, backed in linen. Slight occasional foxing., with a short tear to the backing at the base of the spine. Very good. THE FIRST UNDERWATER TUNNEL IN THE WORLD& & "Several projects to build a tunnel under the Thames had previously been attempted in order to improve north-south communications. In 1798, Ralph Dodd suggested the construction of a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury. Although a shaft was effectively sunk at Gravesend in 1800-1802, construction was stopped for two main reasons: the presence of quicksand, which allowed the river to break in, and the exorbitant cost. In 1804, the Thames Archway Project was started for a tunnel between Rotherhithe and Limehouse. The engineer was Robert Vazie. After a shaft was sunk at Rotherhithe, Vazie began work on a drift-way. In November 1807, Richard Trevithik replaced Vazie as engineer. The drift-way eventually revealed that much of the strata was sand and gravel, giving way to quicksand occasionally. In 1808, a constant flood finally forced Trevithik to stop the excavation. The drift-way was only within 70 ft. of the north bank. In 1809, the Thames Archway Company opened a public competition for schemes that could effectively address the technical and financial challenges in the building of this tunnel. Charles Wyatt won with a proposal to make a tunnel by digging a trench in the bed of the Thames, sinking brick cylinders into the trench and joining them underwater. The Company hired John Isaac Hawkins to test the viability of the plan. In 1810-1811, the cylinders were built, lowered and joined with a mixture of mud and gravel. However, this new scheme again failed to solve the two familiar difficulties: the vulnerability of the riverbed and the high cost. As we will see in this essay, Brunel's engineering ingenuity eventually overcame both of these formidable challenges." Pablo Alvarez, Curator of Rare Books, University of Rochester.

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        Views of Philadelphia and its vicinty; engraved from original drawings

      Philadelphia: published by C.G. Childs, 1827 [-1830]. Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 only (of 6), octavo. (8 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches, and smaller). Letterpress title and text on thick paper, 3pp. list of subscribers. Engraved additional title, 16 steel-engraved plates by Childs, J. Cone, J.W. Steel, W.E. Tucker, G. Fairman, and W.H. Hay, after Thomas Doughty, Thomas Birch, George Strickland, J.R. Watson, W. Mason and E.W. Clay. Original oatmeal- coloured wrappers, the upper covers with engraved titles with integral decorative surrounds, parts 2 and 3 with letterpress prospectus on the lower covers (backstrips of numbers 1 and 6 defective). Very rare in parts, with excellent engraved views that are "crystalline yet in almost every case warm and appealing" (M.P. Snyder). Childs explains the need for the present work: "Philadelphia can boast of many beautiful scenes in its immediate neighbourhood, and contains finer specimens of architecture than any city on the American continent ... Every enlightened stranger who comes among us, bears ample testimony to the truth of this statement; and perhaps no one departs without wishing to possess some permanent memorial of our city ... To furnish such a memorial, and to exhibit at the same time a creditable specimen of the state of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, is the object of the publisher" (prospectus on wrapper). The work was issued (between November 1827 and November 1830) in Imperial Octavo at $1.75 per part, or, as here, in Octavo at $1.25 per part. The intention was also to issue "A few proofs ... taken off before the writing, on India paper." It is evident that, as Martin Snyder remarks, "nothing was overlooked in making the final presentation one of the finest quality" The plates were not issued in the order they are listed in the "Directions to the Binder" and the present selection includes the following plates numbers (and accompanying text): 1, 4, 7,8, 10-12, 14-17, 20, 21, 23-25. Not in Sabin; Martin P. Snyder Mirror of America pp.70-77 (giving a complete collation of the parts).

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        L'Art de Fabriquer la Porcelaine, suive d'un Vocabulaire des Mots techniques et d'un traite de la Peinture et Dorure sur Porcelaine

      Paris; a la Librairie Scientifique et Industrielle de Malher et Cie.: 1827.. A study of the manufacture of porcelain, as well as painting and gilding porcelain, as it stood in the first decades of the 19th century, with an extensive glossary. Daudenart was the longtime proprietor and manager of the factory of Saint Amand-les-Eaux, and wrote several books on the techniques of porcelain and pottery manufacture. Solon spends most of his lengthy entry on this title complaining that, although Daudenart was well trained in the almost-obsolete technique of making soft-paste "fritted" body china, he chose to write a book about the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain instead. Sometimes Solon was very difficult to please. Branner. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 4.25"x7", xviii + 403 + 443 pages, plus 4 folding engraved plates; bound in old boards with new leather spines with red labels and gilt titles; a little internal toning and soil, plate edges a bit soiled and tatty, but overall a nice set.

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        Secretos Raros de Artes y Oficios. Obra util a toda clase de personas

      Barcelona, por Juan Francisco Piferrer, 1827 - 1829 [y] Madrid, Imprenta de Villalpando, 1806 - 1807 (para los tomos V y VI). Doce tomos encuadernados en seis volúmenes en 8vo.; VIII-XVI-150 pp. +1 h., XV-156 pp. + 1 h., 166 pp. + 1 h., VIII-156 pp. + frontispicio grabado, XII - 224 pp., 1 h. + frontispicio grabado, XII - 224 pp. + VIII - 160 pp. + VIII - 181 pp. + XII - 200 pp. + VIII-200 pp. + XVI - 184 pp. + VIII - 213 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada de la época, con tejuelos. Ligerísimas diferencias ornamentales en el volúmen que contiene los tomos V y VI.

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        The HISTORY Of SCOTLAND, Translated from the Latin of George Buchanan; With NOTES And a Continuation to the Union in the Reign of Queen Anne. By James Aikman, Esq. In Four Volumes. [Vols V & VI: "And a Continuation to the Present Time. In Six Volumes."]

      Glasgow:: Published by Blackie Fullarton & Co., and Archibald Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh.. 1827 - 1829.. 8vo, in 4s. 1st edition thus (BMC CE Vol 4, p 475). 6 volumes (civ, 447; [4], 630; [4], 572; [4], 644 [including Index]; [2], 704, 22; x, 648 pp). Vols V & VI with imprint of Thomas Ireland, Jr. [V: 1827; VI: 1829].. Period tan half-calf with marbled boards. Dark brown morocco spine labels. Red speckled edges.. Each volume with the contemporaneous ownership signature of one. "Thomas Inglis, Gardener / Barriston 1828". Spines darkened a bit.. Usual foxing to paper. Vol I front joint starting @ top. An overall. VG, entirely original 6-volume set & quite uncommon thus.. BuchananÕs greatest literary achievement of his later years was his Rerum Scoticarum Historia, initially published in 1582, in which he related the history of Scotland from its origin till the death of the regent Lennox in 1571. .... the underlying object of the book is the inculcation of those principles of political and religious liberty of which Buchanan had been the consistent champion throughout his career. By the leading scholars of Europe it was adjudged to be a work of transcendent merit, and even in the eighteenth century it was seriously debated whether Caesar, Livy, or Sallust had been his model. In this History, which for fully two centuries kept its place as a standard authority, Buchanan had appealed both to scholars and protestant theologians... [Cambridge History of English & American Literature]. & & While the work was extremely popular, and remained in print almost continuously well into the 19th C., this was one of the more ambitious editions, extending the History until the 'present' day. . Illustrated with frontis in each volume & a hand-colored folding copperplate map of Scotland in Volume I.

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        Sketches of Hayti: From the Expulsion of the French to the Death of Christophe

      London: L.B. Seeley and Son, 1827. First edition. Original publisher's tan linen over brown paper covered boards. Rebacked retaining original linen spine, paper label mostly gone, frontis foxed, title with a bit of offsetting, but still a very good untrimmed copy. 8vo. Illus. with folding frontispiece with a view of Cape Francois, St. Domingo. Presentation Copy. Inscribed by the author. William Woodis Harvey (1798-1864) provides an early account of the Haitian revolution and its effects. The author had access to Christophe, his servants and staff, longtime traders, and written documentation. Sabin 30783. LCP. Afro-Americana 4643. Cundall 465. Blockson 4003.

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        Plaine de Montbrison

      Paris: Veuve Agasse, , 1827. Sheet size: 308 x 458 mm Plate size: 265 x 375 mm Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition. A map of the plane of Montbrison in the region of the Loire, France. Published in 'Atlas Encyclopédique Contenant les Cartes et les Planches Rélatives à la Géographie Physique'.

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        CONSTITUCION DE LA REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA REIMPRESA DE ORDEN DEL SUPREMO GOBIERNO

      Chuquisaca: Imprenta Boliviana, May 30, 1827.. [2],33pp. In Spanish. Pages 17 and 21 reversed due to printer's error. Gathered signatures, stitched. Clerical ink inscription ("763 G.R.M.") in inner margin of titlepage. Minor light staining. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. The extremely rare second and last official edition of Bolivia's first constitution, after the slightly less rare first edition of 1826. In 1825, Upper Peru became the final South American republic to secure its independence from Spain under the leadership of Simón Bolívar, renaming itself Bolivia in his honor. Bolívar himself drafted this first constitution of the country in 1825 and handed power to Gen. Antonio José de Sucre as president for life. The constitution was accepted by the second Bolivian congress in 1826, and Sucre accepted his appointment, but only for two years, with the provision that two thousand Columbian troops should remain with him in La Paz. In late 1827, after repeated uprisings, Sucre and his army were driven from the capital, and the constitution was changed the following year. This second edition, which bears a serious printer's error in the section on the president, is especially scarce and not recorded by Palau. OCLC records the imprint but locates no copies. RENÉ-MORENO, BIBLIOTECA BOLIVIANA 763.

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        [Op. 123]. Missa composita, et Serenissimo ac Eminentissimo Domino Domino Rudolpho Joanni Caesareo Principi et Archiduci Austriae S.R.E. Tit. s. Petri in monte aureo Cardinali et Archiepiscopo Olomucensi profundissima cum veneratione dedicata a Lodovico van Beethoven. [Full score]

      Moguntiae [Mainz]: B. Schott... Paris: B. Schott... Anvers: A. Schott: [PN 2346]. 1827. Folio. In original publisher's cloth-backed printed boards with "Messe Solennelle / en Ré majeur / par / Louis van Beethoven / Oeuvre 123. / No. 2346. / Partition / Or, 19 fl. 24. kr." printed to upper board, rear board blank. & & 1f. (recto lithographic title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-299, [i] blank pp. Engraved. & & Boards worn, slightly faded and with very minor staining; spine slightly frayed at head and foot; small octagonal yellow printed publisher's label to upper board; signatures detached. Minor pencil markings to p. 63; small circular blindstamp of the London branch of Schott at 159 Regent Street to upper outer corner of title. . First (trade) Edition (without the 2-page subscribers list found in the earliest issue). & & Rare. Kinsky-Halm p. 364. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 230. Hirsch IV 392. Fuld p. 187. Hoboken II, 495 (first issue). Hirsch IV, 392. & & Beethoven's great mass, originally intended to celebrate the inauguration of his pupil, the Archduke Rudolf, as Archbishop of Olmutz in 1820, took nearly four years to compose. It was first performed in St. Petersburg on April 7th 1824, and in Vienna, without the Gloria and Sanctus, on May 7th of that same year. "The Missa Solemnis is a monumental work in every sense, and stands beside Bach's B minor Mass as one of the two towering pinnacles in the whole history of the genre... " "[It] is a personal document without parallel in the history of music." Cooper: Beethoven The Last Decade 1817-1827, pp. 256, 274. & & A fine untrimmed copy, rarely found in original binding.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in German, 8vo., Giessen, 25th April 1850 laid down on conjugate blank

      To Dr. John Hall Gladstone, F.R.S., (1827-1902, English chemist), saying that he has çjust got back from a trip that took me away from Giessen for several weeks, thanking him for his letter of April 18 and your paper about the behaviou of sulphur when added to PCl 5. This will be recorded in one of the next issues of the Annals. The news that you have been able to confirm the chlorine, phosphorus and nitrogen compound, thus obtaining a new tri-basic acid, was of enormous interest to me...As my health is now so much better, the course of lectures I am giving this summer no longer causes me any anxiety. Please give my respects to Prof. Graham [Thomas Graham, 1805-1869, Professor of Chemistry at University College, London, 1837-1855], he is certainly in the best position for giving you the means to determine small amounts of light carburetted hydrogen....â These last three words are written in English. Signed, Dr. Just Liebig.

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        TWENTY-ONE DISCOURSES, DELIVERED IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF WROCKWARDINE, IN THE COUNTY OF SALOP

      London: John Hatchard and Son, 1827. Apparently the FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 219 x 133 mm (8 5/8 x 5 1/4"). 6 p.l., 361, [1] pp. Apparently the FIRST EDITION. Appealing contemporary red straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt ruled border and small sunburst cornerpieces, raised bands flanked by plain and decorative gilt rules, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, front joint very expertly renewed. WITH A VERY ACCOMPLISHED FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF WEST GATE, CANTERBURY. Flyleaf facing title page with faint but readable offset of the (backward) text of a previously tipped-in presentation letter from the author. Corners a bit bruised, spine a little dried, leather slightly marked and soiled, but the expertly repaired binding sound and attractive, with lustrous covers. Two-inch horizontal tear to front endpaper, title page a bit soiled, but the text remarkably clean, bright, and fresh. These discourses, full of enthusiasm for the Christian life, were delivered by Joshua Gilpin, the Anglican vicar of Wrockwardine in Shropshire. Gilpin was strongly influenced by Methodism, having early in life come under the influence of John Fletcher, a close associate of Wesley and pastor in another Shropshire village, Mandeley. Although this volume of discourses is very rare (only four copies listed in OCLC), Gilpin's "Monument to Parental Affection," reflecting on the death of his son, went through a number of editions both in England and America. Full of color, life, and picturesque detail, this charming fore-edge painting, done by a talented artist, shows Canterbury as it was in the 19th century. In the center is the massive West Gate, built in the 14th century. Arching over the pilgrim's road from London, the gate still stands today, its twin drum towers so ample that the structure is able to house a small museum of armor. Our painting shows the street scene before the gate under a bright sky with white cottony clouds. Women dressed in full skirts go about their business, while a man passes on horseback, and another nag draws a cart toward the viewer. On either side of the gate, the hostels, taverns, and quaint old homes of Canterbury spread out, lit by sunlight on the left and tinted blue by the shadows on the right. The artist here exhibits considerable delicacy in the way that he has applied his paint, uses light and shadow with great sophistication, designs the scene cleverly so we feel a significant sense of depth (with all of the painting's elements leading us back to focus on the gate in the distance), and generally paints a convincing and charming picture. The painting is 19th century (and probably before 1850), judging by the hand that has identified the scene in manuscript at the front.

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        Amer. Sep. Haiti ou St. Domingue. No. 68. [with] Curacao. No. 74

      [Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. First edition. Very good bright copies, a few minor spots or marginal finger soiling. 46 x 53 cm and 50 x 56 cm. Hand-colored lithographic maps. Large scale map of Haiti; map 68 also includes parts of Cuba and the Bahamas and has a text box entitled: Iles Bahamas ou Lucayes, map 74 includes the southern, and remaining portion of Haiti plus Aruba, Bonaire, and small parts of Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Text box entitled: Republique d'Haiti. Redigee par A. Delavault. Sheets from Phillipe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique..., a magnificent and ground breaking six volume atlas of the entire world, which was the first Atlas to use lithography, to show the entire world using such a large uniform scale, approcimately 26 miles to the inch, and which was designed to be joined together into a three-dimensional globe with a diameter of approximately 25 feet.

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        The Honey-Bee: Its Natural History, Physiology and Management: 1st Ed.;

      London, Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1827.. HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering and ornamental rules on spine, marbled end-papers, frontispiece, pages: xxviii, 404, all edges marbled, some text-figs., 100mm x 179mm (4" x 7"), head, tail and corners lightly rubbed, boards a little worn, some light occasional spotting, otherwise a very fine copy. British Bee Book No. 201. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

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        Eccentric Tales, from the German of W. F. Von Kosewitz [pseud], with Illustrations by George Cruikshank, from Sketches by Alfred Crowquill

      London: James Robins and Co. 1827. London: James Robins and Co., 1827.. First edition.. Some light foxing; very good copy.. Cohen 471; NCBEL II, 521. 8vo, 19th century dark green half morocco, green cloth sides, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. 20 hand-colored plates. ¦ Four comic narratives by Charles Robert Forrester (1803-1850), probably with some help from his brother Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872), who also drew the illustrations. The Forrester brothers used the pseudonym Alfred Crowquill both jointly and separately.

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        The Paradise Lost of John Milton (2 Vols.). with illustrations, designed and engraved by John Martin

      London: Septimus Prowett, 1827. First edition thus. Imperial octavo (pages 261 x 182 mm), collating: [vi, including half-title, title and dedication], 228; [iv, half-title & title], 218; complete with 24 mezzotint engravings (several with tissue-guards). 19th-century full calf with blind and gilt stamping, black morocco spine labels, raised bands and all edges gilt, wonderfully preserved, with small ink stain on vol. 2. Internal contents suffer from varying degrees of foxing from moderate to heavy. & & John Martin (1789 - 1854) was a noted English Romantic Painter and engraver. His work for Samuel Prowett, found in these volumes, was the apex of his engraving career and stands as one of the greatest illustrated editions of "Paradise Lost" ever produced. His engravings are dazzling in their contrasting palpable darkness and piercing light and prove almost equal to the task of representing Milton's literary masterpiece.

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        Coleccion de las Leyes dadas por el Congreso Constitucional de la Republica de Colombia en las sesiones de los años 1825 i 1826

      Bog. [Bogotá]: Imp. de P. Cubides, [1827]. First edition. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt florets on spine, paper label in manuscript. A very good copy with two tiny wormholes in spine, scuffing to boards, partial label on spine, minor dampstaining to rear leaves, last leaf soiled. Sm. 8vo. Signed by Agustín Guerrero on the front pastedown. Agustín Guerrero (1817-1902) was President of the Provisional government of the Republic of Ecuador from 14 January 1883 to 5 October 1883 along with three others after the overthrow of the dictatorship established by General Veintemilla. The second collection of laws, (after the 1823-1824 edition), there being no session in 1822. Sabin 14565n. Posada, Bibliografía bogotana, v. II: 1030.

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        RECUEIL DE 239 DESSINS OU FEUILLES DE TEXTES RELATIFS A L'ART DE L'INGENIEUR, EXTRAITS DE LA SECONDE COLLECTION TERMINEE EN 1825. [LBC]

      [paris]: L'Ecole Royale Des Ponts Et Chaussees. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Lithograph; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Contemp. 1/4 calf & bds. ; scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners rubbed. Lithographic text & plates. Internally generally clean. Binding solid. Presumed complete. Collated 236 full page plates, three partial page. 12.5 x 18.5". World/Cat locates 5 copies . This work from the second collection of Engineering Concepts completed in 1825. Contents generally VG and clean. French language text printed in cursive. Probably 1st edition. .

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        Bibliotheca Sussexiana. A Descriptive Catalogue, accompanied by Historical and Biographical Notices, of the Manuscripts and Printed Books contained in the Library of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex

      By Thomas Joseph Pettigrew. Frontis. port., 19 plates (some in color), & some illus. in the text (several printed in red). Three parts in three vols. Large thick 4to, cont. blue half-calf & cloth boards (some foxing to first and last leaf in each vol.), spines nicely gilt. London: Longman et al., 1827-39. A fine set of this handsomely printed catalogue of this large and famous library, which was pre-eminent in the field of Bibles, MSS., and early printed books. The Duke of Sussex (1773-1843), sixth son of King George III, formed the collection from about 1815 with the assistance of the surgeon and bibliographer Thomas J. Pettigrew. Upon the Duke's death, the library was sold at auction in 1844-45; the biggest buyers being Sir Thomas Phillipps and the British Museum. The library included a Gutenberg Bible, the 1462 Bible, the 1460 Catholicon, and many important early MSS. .

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        OEUVRES DE MONTESQUIEU Avec Eloges, Analyses, Commentaires, Remarques, Notes, Refutations, Imitations; par MM. Destutt de Tracy, Villemain

      Paris: Henri Feret, 1827. Leather Bound. Very Good. Vol. 1- 411 p. Illustration on frontis with tissue. Vol. 2- 483 p. Vol. 3- 495 p. Vol. 4- 488 p. Vol. 5- 475 p. Vol. 6- 464 p. Vol. 7- 460 p. Vol. 8- 544p. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Tan polished calf binding, gilt lettering on black leather labels on spine, gilt decoration on spine and cover edges, 5 raised bands, edges of text block flecked with brown. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers and spine, each volume with several small tears to leather covers, many leather labels missing, top edges of text block darkened, pages white many with spotty light foxing, bindings tight. Each volume with book plate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover- Vol. 5 with small book plate, each volume with notation in pencil at top of ffep. " April 28th 1832". Vol. 1, 2- light nick to top of spine end. Vol. 2,3,7- missing all leather labels. Vol. 5,4- one leather label missing. Vol. 3- a bit heavier wear to front cover. Vol. 6- leather label partially detached.

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        Stowe. A description of the house and gardens of ... Richard Grenville Nugent Chandos Temple, Marquess of Buckingham & Chandos

      Buckingham: printed and sold by J. Seeley, sold also by L.B. Seeley & Son of London, 1827. Octavo. (8 13/16 x 5 1/2 inches). 31 engraved plates and plans (including 24 views by and after Thomas Medland [2 folding], 7 plans [2 folding]). Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, expertly rebacked to style. A good copy of Seeley's influential guide to the house and grounds of one of the great English stately homes. This is an updated edition of a work first published by Seeley in this form in 1797. The fine plates and text concentrate on showing the harmony of architecture and landscape featured at Stowe, even though both the buildings and the grounds were worked on and changed throughout the 18th century. The version of the house and gardens described and shown here incorporates ideas and designs from many of the greatest architects, gardeners and designers of their time, including Charles Bridgeman, John Vanburgh, William Kent, "Capability" Brown and James Gibbs. Cf. Lowndes III, p.2527; cf. Hadfield, Harling & Highton, pp44-5, 47-51, 167-8, 293-4.

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        Partie de l'Empire Chinois. Asie. No. 44, 45, 46, 47

      Brussels: Vandermaelen, Phillipe Marie, 1827. unbound. very good. Map (set of 4). Large format lithograph with original hand outline color. Each image measures 18.75" x 20 5/8", 18 5/8" x 20 5/8", 18.5" x 20 3/8", Beautifully detailed set of four regional maps of northern China and southern Mongolia. Mountains are delicately treated with hachure marks and major rivers, waterways and cities are also shown. Notable inclusions from the west to the east: Plate 44 shows the very northwestern tip of China (Xinjiang province) and part of south central Mongolia with Lac Nor and Hami. Plate 45 shows the eastern portion of Xinjiang province and western Mongolia with Karakorum (called here Karakum), the medieval capital of Ghengis Khan and the Mongol Empire. Plate 46 demarcates the tribal regions of Khalkha and Tzakhares Mongolians. Plate 47 shows the western portion of the Wall of China, delineating the border between Tartary and China. Some minor offsetting, several tears and chips to edges. From Vandermaelen's 6 volume "Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique, sur l'echelle de 1/16411836". Can be combined as gores to form an immense globe. The atlas was the first to map the world on a uniform scale.

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        Magnolia Soulangiana [Magnolia]

      Paris: [C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1827-1833]. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. 13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches. A beautiful image from "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs": one of greatest flower books ever published by the most celebrated flower painter of all time. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in his three great works: Les Liliacees (1802-1816), Les Roses (1817-1824) and the work from which this image comes Choix des plus belles fleurs... et ... des plus belles fruits which was published in 36 parts with 144 plates between 1827 and 1833. The present image shows Redouté at his most assured, combining the best of his artistic background with his skill as an observer of nature. He writes in the preface to the Choix : ''It is with the benefit of experience, and encouraged by the most flattering approval of naturalists and painters of France and abroad, that I undertook took this most agreeable of botanical works. By ceaseless observation of nature, in its constancy and its variety of forms and colours, I believe that I have reached that synthesis of botanical accuracy, composition and colouration that is essential to produce the perfect image of the plant kingdom.' Cf. Hunt Redouteana 21; cf. Dunthorne p 235; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 129; cf. Nissen BBI 1591; cf. Pritzel 7456; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8750.

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        EAST INDIA COMPANY - Manuscript Journal of a Voyage to India with a Description of the Cape Verde Islands, 1827

      Not published, 1827. A manuscript, “Journal of a Voyage from London to Calcutta”, writer unknown, December 1st 1827 – June 30th 1828, on board the ship, “Governor Harcourt”; she carrying passengers, cargo, and Cadets for the East India Company. Very fully written up on 294-pages 8vo (7¾ x 5¼ inches), circa 40,000 words. Contemporary half calf, binding very worn, internally good. With some contemporary notes, in Welsh, at front; some annotations and underlining in pencil. The journal commencing: 1st Dec. 1827: “Passed down the river to Gravesend by the Sons of Commerce Steam Packet from the Tower stairs 9 am, arrived at 1 pm wind blowing a fresh gale from the W. Saw the Governor Harcourt sail down & drop anchor below the town but did not go on board until 3 pm in consequence of the roughness of the weather & wind continued to rise until 3 or 4 hours after sunset. Sent a letter to my dear mother”.For further transcripts from the journal, whilst at sea, his 10-page description of the Cape Verde Islands, and arrival at Madras and Calcutta please enquire.

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        NORTHERN PROVINCES OF THE UNITED STATES

      Edinburgh., 1827. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Size: 59 x 49.5 cm. (23 x 19½ inches). Handsome map of the north east of the United States, from the Canadian border to Virginia, with an inset vignette of the 'Great Falls of Niagara.' The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day. Thomson's 'County Atlas of Scotland' is generally considered the finest of its kind. Published in the New General Atlas.

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        Plan of the Lengths of the Principal Rivers throughout the World/ A Comparitive View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and other Elevations of the World

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson., 1827.. Copper engravings. Original colour with later additions. Some closed tears and neat repairs to margins but clean bright copies in very good condition. Size: 62.5 x 49.5 cm. (24½ x 19½ inches). A beautifully engraved pair of maps, one showing the highest mountains, the other showing the longest rivers. The mountains plate is flanked by lists of mountains, the rivers plate has a table listing the rivers by continent. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day. Thomson's 'County Atlas of Scotland' is generally considered the finest of its kind.

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        Chart of the North and Baltic Seas &c

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson., 1827.. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Size: 60 x 48.5 cm. (23½ x 19 inches). Detailed chart of the north and Baltic seas, with three inset maps along top edge; Heligoland, Port of Revel and the Harbour of St. Petersburg. Sandbanks and numerous depth soundings on the main map and the insets. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day. John Thomson's 'County Atlas of Scotland' is generally considered the finest of its kind.

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        Map of London, from an actual Survey made in the Years 1824. 1825 & 1826." Stadtplan auf einer Folge von 6 Blättern

      Kupferstich von James und Josiah Neele bei Christopher und John Greenwood 21. August 1827. 66x70 cm. je Blatt. 6 Blätter. Zusammen - Howgego, London 309, 1 (von 9) - Tooley 2 Bd. 2 S. 210f. - Tooley 2 Bd. 3 S. 312 - Dieser berühmte, bei Greenwood, Pringle and Co. 13, Regent Street, Pall Mall erschienene Plan zeigt detailiert das Gebiet der Stadt zwischen River Lea, Kentisch Town, Kilburn, Battersea und Greenwich Park. Unten links eine Ansicht der Westminster Abbey und Legende, unten rechts Darstellung der St. Paul's Cathedral, Meilenzeiger und Legende der Grenzlinien der Gemeinden; in der Mitte unten Widmung an König Georg IV. mit Wappen. Zusammengesetzt ergeben die Blätter einen Stadtplan im Format 125 x 181 cm, eingerahmt von einer gestochenen Bordüre. 2 kurze Einrisse restauriert. Schönes Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe dieses Plans in kräftigem Druck und außergewöhnlich gutem Erhalt.

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        Chronicles of the Canongate &c [And:] Chronicles of the Canongate. Second Series. By the Author of "Waverley,"

      Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co, 1827 and 1828. First Edition of the Second Series; Second Edition of the First Series, first issue (no statement of edition), vol. I with corrected reading at p. 31, l.14/15 but with N6 in the uncancelled state ("if" at p. 203, l.2) and p. 111 uncorrected; vol. II with D8 uncancelled (p. 63, l.15 beginning with "wretch" in italics), and cancel E1 ("charge" at p. 66, l.16). 5 vols., 8vo. xxviii, 351; [iv], 374, 8 [ads]; [2, blank]; [iv], 336; [iv], 336; [iv], 348, [6, ads] pp. Original boards (First Series with pink paper spines, Second Series cloth spines), with the printed paper spine labels, uncut. With contemporary bookseller's label "Milliken Bookseller to his Majesty the Lord Lieutenant and the University 104 Grafton Street, Dublin" on each volume of the Second Series. First Series with label on spine of volume I "Alfred J. Sexton, Limerick , 118", Signed on upper cover of each volume D J Webb. Loss at lower part of spine of Volume One of Series One, else fine. Todd & Bowden 206Ab, 216Aa; Worthington 20 & 21 . Attractive copy, in boards as issued

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        Coleccion de Decretos, Ordenes y Circulares Espedidas por Los.

      1827 - R[amirez] y S[esma], J[oaquin], Editor. Coleccion de Decretos, Ordenes y Circulares Espedidas por Los Gobiernos Nacionales de la Federacion Mexicana, Desde el Ano de 1821, Hasta el de 1826: Para el Arreglo del Ejercito de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, y Ordenadas por el Teniente Coronel de Caballeria. Mexico City: Marin Rivera, 1827. 355 pp. Forms. 15 folding tables. Quarto (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, small chip to head of spine, chipping to edges of lettering piece. Moderate toning to text, faint stains to margins of a few leaves, internally clean. A nice copy. * Only edition. A compilation from the period of the First Mexican Republic, it is a useful source of information concerning the legal framework that governed the Mexican military from 1824 to 1846. The collection is notable for its omission of the harsher laws of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide, which preceded the establishment of the republic. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilkinson's General Atlas of the World. Quarters, Empires, Kingdoms, States etc. with Appropriate Tables. New Edition; but the First Edition with additional maps of Mexico, Brazil etc

      London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co. 1827. Engraved title and 53 engraved maps with contemporary full hand-colouring; the two World maps double-page, the remainder single. 4to (32.5 x 27 cm), contemporary half calf, marbled boards; boards detached, lacking backstrip, stitching broken at one gutter; internally very bright and clean apart from faults as listed below. This atlas contains 5 maps not present in earlier editions, including Mexico (in which Texas is shown in the region of San Luis Potosi, New Santander, and Coahuila); Brazil; Columbia; & Peru, Chile, & Buenos Ayres; these with Hamilton Adams imprint and dated 1827. The other maps with Wilkinson's imprint and variously dated between 1809 & 1821 and include "the United States of America Confirmed by Treaty 1783", this map dated 1812 in the imprint, with a table below the title listing 20 states, including Franklinia. The Editor, in his preamble, states that geography "Always, therefore, had it made a part of polite education......more particularly interesting, not only from the great events that have recently taken place, and the important scenes that are at present exhibiting in different parts of the world, but also from the numerous voyages of discovery that have been undertaken, and the great increase of geographical knowledge that has been thereby obtained. An so great and various have been these improvements, that those Maps which, a few years back, were deservedly esteemed, and now found to be, in many instances, very deficient and erroneous. These considerations induced the Editor to offer to the public attention, as he flattered himself it would be found to contain more information (particularly with respect to those countries that have been recently explored) than any set of Maps heretofore published". Overall the maps attractive, clean, and with good margins. A rare edition of this atlas. Faults: the double-page map of the World "from the Discoveries & Observations made in the Latest Voyages & Travels" (dated 1825) has a split on central fold; the map of England and Wales has a small ink annotation and tear into margin (not into image); the map of Scotland has a brown stain on verso; the map of Ireland has a brown stain upper right just into image; the map of the Russian Empire in Europe & Asia slightly cropped by binder on right margin just affecting text beyond the image; the map of Bavaria has one margin strengthened on the reverse; the map of France divided into Departments has a short tear into the image; the map of Switzerland has a small ink annotation under the imprint; the map of Asia, the fore-margin is reinforced on verso, edge chipped with short tears but not into image; the map of North America has a light blue smudge in Davis's Strait; & the map of South America has a brown mark approx. 1/4 x 3/4 inch within the image & on margin.

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        The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark and Parts Adjacent

      London: Cowie & Strange., 1827 - 1829. 4 volumes, octavo (210 × 133mm). Contemporary black half calf over marbled boards, red morocco spine label, spine decoratively blocked in blind and gilt-ruled in compartments, red sprinkled edges. 37 engraved copper plates (2 folding) and numerous woodcuts in text, contemporary inscriptions to front free endpapers and half-titles. Some wear to extremities and sides, front hinges of vols. 1 and 3 cracked but holding, text block of vol. 4 slightly shaken with sheet containing list of illustrations loosely inserted, contents and list of illustrations missing from vol.3 First edition. George Virtue issued an updated 2nd edition in 1837 with a 5th volume covering the suburbs. In vol.1 the illustration plate titled ' Map of Roman London' is bound as the frontispiece, not at p.17 as listed. In vol.4 the plate titled 'View of Temple Church' is bound at p.295 instead of p.395, and 'Sepulchral Effigies, Temple Church' is at p.297 instead of p.397.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HISTORY OF LOUISIANA, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD

      New Orleans. 1827-29.. Two volumes. lxxxiii,[1],364; xv,[1],429pp. Half title in first volume. Later three quarter black morocco and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines. Slight shelf wear. Minor foxing and browning (heavier at times). Contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown of each, later bookplate on front free endpaper of each. Very good. A classic history of the territory, from the discovery of America through the colonial and Revolutionary periods, with much material about early exploration, relations with Indians and foreign powers, the Burr conspiracy, and the War of 1812. HOWES M332. SABIN 44871. TINKER, p.338. JUMONVILLE 606. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 29632.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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